Photo by: Leia Jospé

Official press release:

Infinity Shred, the NYC-based trio whose music has been described as “the threshold of what the future might hold” (Impose), release their 3DOT Recordings’ debut, Forever, A Fast Life, on August 23. Programmer Damon Hardjowirogo says:

“We wanted it to be recognizable as an Infinity Shred record, but not like anything we’ve done previously. This is the first time where everybody in the band contributed to a large amount of the actual songwriting process. It was exciting to see the difference in material it sparked.”

The band offer fans an early preview of the 10-song album, streaming “Long May You Run”:

Damon said of the song:

“On my birthday last year, my dad wrote on Facebook‘Happy Birthday Damon, Long May You Run, and it’s something he had never said to me before in my life. I don’t know where the phrase came from, but we got attached to it. It’s the most energetic and lighthearted song. On the album, you start in a place of naïveté and end up going somewhere darker. We like the contrast of different songs against each other.”

Infinity Shred formed in 2012, releasing their debut full-length, Sanctuary, the following year with a sophomore release, Long Distance, arriving in the fall of 2016. Drummer Clara Warnaar joined Damon and guitar player Nathan Ritholz just prior to the release of Long Distance, making Forever, A Fast Life the first release to include input from the full trio. Clara incorporated her classical background, assembling a small orchestra to accompany the three-piece, performing on the album opener “Brutal Luxury”, interlude “Harsh Language” and “What’s Worth Hiding?”

Album pre-orders, which include an instant download of “Long May You Run”, are available now via the 3DOT webstore.

This week, Infinity Shred will head out on a brief U.S. tour supporting Astronoid. You can find the dates here.

Forever, A Fast Life track listing:

  1. “Brutal Luxury”
  2. “Fractured, Focused”
  3. “Harsh Language”
  4. “Long May You Run”
  5. “Cranemaker”
  6. “What’s Worth Hiding?”
  7. “And Then Again Gathered”
  8. “Forever, A Fast Life”
  9. “Earth”
  10. “What’s Different Now?”